How to Remove Oil Stains From a Driveway With WD-40

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Things You'll Need

  • Paper towels

  • WD-40

  • Dish soap

  • Water

  • Wire scrub brush


You can also sprinkle kitty litter on the ground to absorb the spilled oil.


Don't get the oil and WD-40 on your hands. Wear plastic or latex gloves while cleaning up the stain.

Remove oil stains with WD-40.
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WD-40 is a multi-purpose solvent with at least 2,000 listed uses. Since WD-40 has the ability to remove grease, you can use it on driveways that have oil stains. Although WD-40 is a chemical, it won't damage the surface of the driveway in any way. In addition to the WD-40, you will need a scrub brush and a few other items.


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Step 1

Soak up as much of the oil as you can with paper towels. Toss the paper towels in the trash.

Step 2

Spray the entire oil stain with WD-40. Saturate the area. Let it sit for five minutes and wipe it up with an old rag.

Step 3

Drip grease-fighting dish soap on any stain that remains. Pour a little hot water over the dish soap and scrub with a wire brush.


Step 4

Flush the area clean with hot boiling water.

Step 5

Repeat if necessary.


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